Set in the wild Australian gold country and a gracious English mansion, this is a story of violent emotions, of great injustice and a grudge which lasted a lifetime. When Nora Tamsin arrives in Australia she finds herself under the guardianship of the powerful, terrifying, and irresistibly fascinating Charles Herrick, known as the Lynx. Everyone around her seems to be obsessed with the search for gold; an obsession so compulsive that it drives people from their homes to destitution, and even to death. Stirling Herrick wants it because his father did; and the Lynx himself seems determined to find it if only to exact some kind of revenge. Caught up in a violent world where life is held cheaply, Nora is both intoxicated by the gold rush climate and overwhelmed by the power of the mighty Lynx. Unable to desist, she becomes involved in his murderous schemes, returning to England, and to Whiteladies House.
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About Victoria Holt
Born Eleanor Alice Burford, Victoria Holt was one of Britain's most prolific writers of historical romance. Always determined to keep her birth date and private life a closely guarded secret Holt wrote under many pseudonyms -- Jean Plaidy was one of her most popular, and was created when she lived near Plaidy Beach in Cornwall. Having written over ninety historical romances, she then began a new series of Gothic romances, the first of which, Mistress of Mellyn, appeared in 1961. The Shadow of the Lynx was first published in 1971 as part of the same series. She died at sea in January 1993, somewhere between Greece and Port Said, Egypt.
The Shadow of the Lynx by Victoria Holt
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